After the comments by John Pisacano - one of four speakers from the EAST side of Carpenter Road - on the danger to all on CR29 if an overpass is built...
Councilwoman Ethel Walker: I'd just like to make one comment, and that is the town of East Fishkill is not building the overpass on County Route 29. That was an idea of the New York State Department of Transportation. It's not something that we came up with.
Member of Audience: You can endorse it.
Walker: I didn't say that. Did I say that? Did I? Uh, I don't want to get into it big. I'm just making a statement.
Member of Audience: You brought it up!
Walker: Just making a statement.
6.5 Safety Improvements Carpenter Road At-Grade Intersection ... A grade-separated diamond interchange should be constructed at this location. This interchange would serve central East Fishkill and could possibly provide access to a commuter rail station on the MNR Beacon line.2. Excerpt from DECEMBER 2001 NY State Dept. of Transportation News Release:
Carpenter Road - Permanently close the median. Leave access from both sides of Carpenter Road onto the TSP. Add U-turn for emergency vehicles south of Carpenter Road. Initiate a project to add an additional grade separated crossing to the Parkway at this location.3. Excerpt from MAY 2002 East Fishkill Master Plan:
A grade-separated diamond interchange should be swiftly constructed at this location.
(NOTE: highlighting added above for emphasis.)